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Superman – Dr Roebling and the Voice Machine 3of16. 410730

Posted by Keith on July 30, 2014

Sure that something strange is going on, Clark begins to insist on seeing Dr Robeling. Is there some mistake about the cabin the doctor is in? Bending the law a little, Clark uses his super abilities to break into the train cabin to find the doctor, and his daughter gone.

Perry White isn’t thrilled about the legal infraction, but is Clark’s story worth the hassle? Newspapers soon scream headlines of the missing doctor and his daughter. Driving to Morigan City, Clark Kent and Lois Lane talk of the near impossibility of locating the doctor in a large city.

Somehow, Clark encounters Miss Roebling. What will they learn from the evasive woman? On the surface she’s very charming to Lois, but red flags raise high for Clark. Clark has found the pair are registered in the hotel as Mr and Mrs Jack Smith. Ditching Lois, Superman springs into action. What does he hope to do? Find out in the next thrilling adventure!

SUPERMAN – Dr Roebling and the Voice Machine 2of16. 410728

Posted by Keith on July 28, 2014

After meeting the quirky Dr Roebling on the train back to Metropolis, Jimmy talks with Clark about a strange note. Is there something fishy going on with the inventor? Jimmy wants to snoop on the doctor’s activities.

Clark allows some sneaking around, but just when it looks like he’s just making a fool of Jimmy and his suspicions, there’s a scream. It’s the daughter of Dr Roebling. Can she confirm, or deny the identity of her scientist dat?

Is Clark ready to be on board with Jimmy, and his suspicions? Back in their cabin, the 2 reporters try to guess what the new invention that Roebling is working on. What could it be? What’s the significance of the mysterious note? Clark wants an interview with the doctor before he turns in for the night. Instead he finds more details to add to the strange behavior.

Superman – Dr Roebling and the Voice Machine. 1of16. 410725

Posted by Keith on July 25, 2014

Clark responds to the sound of distantgrowls, and as Superman he springs into action to rescue Jimmy from a bear. Fast forward to the safety of the lumber camp, and our heros fill in the gaps. How did Clark manage to carry both the guide and Jimmy all the way without a sled? A few tall tales of Paul Bunyon are told for Jimmy’s education and amusement.

Deciding they’ve had enough dog sledding, Clark and Jimmy catch a train back to Metropolis. As they leave the snowy north and arrive back in the land of wheat fields, Jimmy spots a suspicious looking character. Clark explains the man is the famous Dr Roebling.

Clark approaches the strange man, but the doc is gruff as he brushes off the reporters. Now it’s Clark who suspects something is amiss with the inventor of a voice machine. What have they stumbled into? What kind of voice machine has been invented?

Retro OTRDiary 13 Superman – Fur Smuggling, July 1941

Posted by Keith on July 24, 2014

Early in the month the Retro Radio Podcast went on the road. The trip gave me the opportunity to have a discussion with special guest. Actually 2 if you count the 2 week old baby in the room who wanted to get in her 2 cents worth.

We cover the topics of Jimmy Olsen getting in trouble, and needing help that only Superman can give. Also the lame excuses that Clark often gives to cover up his secret identity, or explain the amazing feats that a normal person shouldn’t be able to do.

The Summer story arc took advantage of it’s appeal to young listeners, and teach them a thing or two about the great natural resources in America.

Keith reviews some connecting points from the previous story arc that led to this one. Then the likely direction the abrupt ending might lead. And what about those quick changes that Clark Kent makes back and forth to Superman? Deep in the woods, and with fractions of a second to make his changes. Clarks lame excuses seem endles. Bent up rifle barrels, and inaffective bear traps are just two examples.

Feel like joining in on a discussion? Send me an em ail! I may not be able to travel to you, but we can connect on Skype, in a chat room, or just over the phone. Don’t forget, your emails, or messages made with my new SpeakPipe widget can also be used in an upcoming podcast.

Superman – Fur Smuggling 6of6. 410723

Posted by Keith on July 23, 2014

Jimmy and their guide had been captured, and left in a cave with a bear. Elsewhere, Clark has been lured away to the gang’s hideout. Will he see through the lies that got him there? It could take some getting rough as Superman to prove his bragging at rifle bullets bouncing off him is true.

Despite putting the bad guys in their place, Clark realizes that he doesn’t know where Jimmy is. He also doesn’t know what kind of danger his friends are in.

Can Clark make the bandits talk? Will they lead him to Jimmy? Clues prove out the lies of the gang members, and the distant growls of a bear is heard. Will Superman get there in time? Stay tuned to the next installment.

Superman – Fur Smuggling 5of6. 410721

Posted by Keith on July 21, 2014

On their dog sled trip, Clark and Jimmy have stumbled onto a fur smuggling operation. They have the package of furs that was air dropped, and now the smugglers want it back. Can our heros put an end to the gang? What lengths will the smugglers go in getting those furs back?

Chuck turns himself in, claiming to be tired of the life of crime. It’s all a trap to lure Clark away. Clark is fearless of any dangers, but what dangers might await Jimmy?

It’s not enough for Bull to get the furs, he leaves Jimmy and their French Canadian guide trapped in a cave with a bear. Clark has been lured to the cabin to find it empty. Will he learn what happened to Jimmy in time?

Superman – Fur Smuggling 4of6. 410718

Posted by Keith on July 18, 2014

Unaware of the bear traps set for them, Jimmy is bothered by his own thoughts of the night before. He’s still not entirely clear on Claark’s explanations of how they avoided danger.

As they walk through the woods, Clark and Jimmy discuss the strange men, and the airplane that dropped a package. Will Clark spot clues to figure out the mystery of the smuggling? His observations don’t include stepping into one of the bear traps. Sending Jimmy for help, Clark easily escapes the trap, and is ready with another lame excuse for Jimmy. Will they spot the remaining traps? Finding the package seals the mystery for them, and now all that’s needed is to capture the fur smugglers.

Elsewhere, Bull and Chuck watch our heros. What new plan will Bull come up with to get that package?

Superman – Fur Smuggling 3of6. 410716

Posted by Keith on July 16, 2014

Shady characters have intruded into their camp, and in the confusion of the night, Superman has the chance to disarm them. Will Jimmy believe the explanation Clark gives about the bent rifle barrels?

The men were frightened off, and we join them in their shack in the woods.
We learn their real plan, and details about the fur smuggling operation. Bull is certain that Clark is a government guy.

Plans to stop the newcomers involve setting out bear traps that are strong enough to take a man’s leg off. Is one of the bandits beginning to have second thoughts on being part of the gang? Superman won’t have a problem with the traps, but what about his travelling companions?

superman – Fur Smuggling 2of6. 410714

Posted by Keith on July 14, 2014

Continuing on their dog sled trip, Jimmy, Clark, and their guide relax around their campfire as shady characters spy on them. Are the two men really park rangers? Why would they want them to move their camp 5 miles out of the way?

Keeping watch as the others snuggle into their fur lined sleeping bags, Clark watches an airplane circle, and drop a mysterious package. Before Clark can look into the matter as Superman, Jimmy is on the scene. Has Jimmy seen, or heard something to make him suspicious? Clark has to come clean, about the plane, not about his secret identity.

As Clark gives Jimmy another mini lesson about the wonders of the natural resources in America, a disturbance is heard. Who is that man out there stirring up the dogs? What new adventer have they found themselves on?

Adventure Inc – Curse of the Kalihari. 480712

Posted by Keith on July 12, 2014

Features war hero, Pappy Boyington. Jason is the resident voice actor, while he and Pappy Boyington narrates. This episode’s adventure takes place in the jungles and Kalihari desert of China. An adventuresome story that winds its way through countless dangers in the exotic Far East.

A unique, and rare episode. No others are known to exist in this series.